Experienced solo travellers share their candid advice to help aspiring first-timers take the first step into solo travel.
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Solo travel rockstar Barbara Weibel reflects on years of traveling the world and her decision to settle down in Thailand.
Solo travel isn’t always about going far from home, as guest writer Tracey Smyth discovered when she hiked Canada’s Vancouver Island Trail.
Maria Kamau experiences the ultimate rush on a solo trip abseiling the incredible Sipi Falls in Eastern Uganda, Africa.
Practical travel safety tips to help young women plan and prepare for their first solo trip, covering physical to online safety.
JourneyWoman readers share their best travel tips for May 2022, from less-travelled places to technology tips.
Solo traveller Sue Janzen shares her advice to plan for loneliness, transforming it into a beautiful gift.
Women travelers share their menopause and travel stories and their journey to unleash their full potential at midlife.
Three reasons why Reykjavik, Iceland should be your first post-pandemic solo trip, from guest writer Marisa Pooley.
Three experienced travel advisors share how they help women navigate unrelenting change, find deals and discounts, and unravel the complexity of travel insurance.
Guest writer Claudia Eastman shares her tips for solo travel in London, a city that never disappoints.
Inspired by the women who came before her, adventurous solo traveller Angela Maxwell shares lessons from her courageous walk around the world.
What you told us about your plans for solo travel in 2022: there’s frustration and fear, but also hope and optimism.
Master life coach Debbie Phillips shares her expert tips for women to manage travel fear and anxiety in a post-pandemic world.
Travel requires a different mindset and a different set of coping skills. Here are six things I’m doing to alleviate risk to myself and others.
Women travellers and experts offer tips and wisdom on taking the first shaky step into solo travel after loss.
After a disastrous first post-loss trip with a fellow widow, a solo traveller learns that the only way to get what she wants out of travel is to go solo.
Diving headfirst back into solo travel after losing her husband helps a widowed traveller find herself again.
A widowed traveller finds strength and healing in the self-reflection and challenge of solo travel and never looks back.
Five lessons learned from my first international trip in two years, with tips on travel insurance, testing, mask etiquette and travel agents.
The JourneyWoman Book Club heads to Cuba as solo traveller Wanda St. Hilaire explores love and adventure in her 2009 memoir, “The Cuban Chronicles.”
PEI’s 700-km Island Walk, known as “Canada’s Camino”, winds through picturesque villages with breathtaking scenery and fresh seafood.
As she nears retirement, Contributing Writer Sue Janzen considers six criteria to choose a country to live in, including cost, healthcare and safety.
Contributing writer Diana Eden offers a wealth of tips to help introverted solo travellers avoid loneliness, protect their energy and be social while travelling.
How digging into history inspires Wendy Brooks to travel to archaeology sites around the world.
Karen Gershowitz’ new book, “Travel Mania”, shares a lifetime of travel stories as inspiration for solo women travellers to take the first step.
A librarian’s love for reading inspires a lifetime of solo travel, including trips deep into libraries in the heart of the Peruvian jungle.